Comparison of neopterin levels in patients with coronary artery ectasia versus patients with obstructive coronary artery disease

Sahin M. , Varol E. , Ozaydin M. , Altinbas A. , AYDIN O., ASLAN S. M. , ...Daha Fazla

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.101, sa.5, ss.476-479, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 101 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/smj.0b013e31815d22f4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.476-479


Objectives: Inflammation has been reported as an important component of vascular aneurysm formation, as found in obstructive vascular disorder. Neopterin is produced by activated macrophages and is thought to represent a marker of immune activation and macrophage activity. The plasma neopterin levels were investigated in coronary artery ectasia (CAE) patients to investigate the role of inflammation.